Rochelle Collette
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3379

Rochelle's practice focuses on environmental and Aboriginal law matters. She has experience in complex tort and contractual disputes and regularly advises clients on strategy and risk management. In her environmental law practice she has experience in provincial and federal environmental and regulatory regimes, environmental assessments and compliance, and federal regulatory prosecutions. She has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining Blakes, Rochelle clerked for five justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Representing parties in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, misrepresentation, product liability, fraud and negligence claims and related injunction proceedings

  • Representing clients in shareholder proceedings involving allegations of oppression

  • Assisting with the environmental and Aboriginal due diligence for mining and energy companies in successful corporate transactions

  • Advising a mining company on a range of environmental issues during the development of a large-scale energy project, including environmental assessment certificate compliance, remediation and restoration obligations, and wildlife and protected species management

  • Representing various clients in defending claims for clean-up costs associated with contaminated sites

  • Representing clients in various industries in the defence and resolution of regulatory charges

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Making a Cost Recovery Claim
CLE: Contaminated Land Clean Up Costs 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27, 2018.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Presenter: Recent Developments and Issues in Environmental Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 29, 2018.
Presenter: Blakes Annual Aboriginal Law Update
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 15, 2018.
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